Darien Music for Youth Sponsoring a Jazz! Poster, Written Word, Composition, and Arranging Contest

Listen to some Jazz! (this year’s district theme) and make a poster, do some writing that shows something relating to this theme, or compose or arrange a jazz chart.  Prizes for all categories!
Entries due Feb. 5th in the music office.  Entry forms are available on the district music website at:  https://www.darienps.org/apps/pages/index.jsp?uREC_ID=399581&type=d&termREC_ID=&pREC_ID=792991
Questions?  Please ask a music teacher or call the district office at 203 655-3981 x. 2250.

Senior Send-Off

What’s the Senior Send-Off?

Come learn about this new tradition at the Senior Send-Off Information Meeting January 22, 2020 @ 9:00 AM

DHS parents of students in all grades are invited to attend the Senior Send-Off (SSO) informational meeting on Wednesday, January 22 at 9 a.m. in the Little Theater.  Learn more about this new tradition organized by the DHSPA and parent volunteers,  scheduled this year on Friday, May 15, 2020.
The all-night event will offer a fun, safe, and substance-free celebration for all DHS seniors featuring entertainment, food, games, and raffle prizes.

Any questions, contact the Senior Send-Off Committee at dhs.seniorsendoff@gmail.com or DHPSA co-chairs Lori Olson or Joan Kanlian.

Save the date:  The Senior Send-Off launch party for parents will be held on Thursday, January 30, 6:30 p.m.  Invitation to follow.


The DHSPA is looking for parents to help next year.  Every year, the DHSPA organizes amazing events for our students, our parents and our staff and we can’t do it without your help!  We have jobs to suit any schedule whether you want to work at events at the school during the day or on your own time at home, we can find something to fit your needs. To read up on our committees please visit http://dhspa.net/dhspa-budget/dhspa-job-descriptions/
If you have any questions, please contact Nominating Chairs Theresa Vogt or Brandi Maniscalco

Elective Expo

Parents of current 9th-11th graders: Please join us on January 28th at 9 am in the DHS Auditorium for our Electives Expo.  Our Department Chairs and Coordinators will share information on the courses and electives available to students next year.


The DHS Administration, faculty and staff express their deep appreciation to the Darien
High School Parents Association for hosting the festive holiday luncheon last Friday Dec 6th. We all enjoyed the delicious sandwiches and salads and beautiful desserts.
Thank you for your generosity and kindness!

Best wishes to our DHS families for a happy and healthy holiday recess.


On Thursday, January 9th from 6 – 8pm, Advisory Leaders and the National Honor Society will co-host the annual Cocoa & Cram event. Cocoa & Cram is a great opportunity for ninth graders to get midterm study help from upperclassmen. There will be general organizational help as well as subject specific assistance. Additionally, cocoa and snacks will be provided.  Ninth graders should bring their notes, study guides, questions, and books. Students should enter through the library entrance and check in in A206 (English/History Learning Connections). We encourage all ninth graders to attend. It’s sure to be a productive evening

DHS’s musical gift to the Community Dec 18th @ 7pm

The Music Department of the Darien Public Schools is proud to present Darien High School’s annual Holiday Spectrum Concert featuring all of the high school instrumental and choral ensembles performing a complete program of festive holiday music. This one-hour concert of continuous holiday music on Wednesday, December 18 is our musical gift to the entire community of Darien. There is no admission fee, but because of the popularity of this event, we recommend that you arrive early to get the best seating. This event will begin at 7:00 p.m. and the doors will open at 6:30 p.m. Make this a new holiday tradition, bring the entire family, and join us for a memorable, musical holiday season celebration. 


A Holiday Silent Auction sponsored by the DHS Community Council to benefit Darien Social Services will take place on December 18 in the lobby of the auditorium from 6:00 – 6:45 p.m. just prior to the concert. The Silent Auction will feature holiday gift items and services from local businesses and the school community. Happy Holidays!  

Turkey Bowl 2019

The annual football game versus New Canaan will be held on Thursday, November 28 at 10:00 a.m. in the Darien High School Stadium. Ticket sales will be prioritized for students and the remaining tickets will be offered to the public. If you don’t get a ticket the Darien Athletic Foundation will stream a high quality broadcast which you can watch in the comfort of your own home. Please visit DHS Website for more details.